Atlanta to musicians: Your keys have been de-activated

Atlanta to musicians: Your keys have been de-activated


norman lebrecht

September 08, 2014

These are the crude terms of an orchestra lockout, set out in a letter to every musician in the ASO:

a) Key cards will be de-activated effective September 6th at midnight, limiting your building access.

b) If you need to retrieve any personal property from the building or you need to see the Personnel Department, please set up an appointment through Russell so that we can ensure security knows you are coming in to meet with us.

Nice people, huh?

In a move unrelated to the musicians lockout, we understand that the ASO has fired its supervising ushers, relying on volunteers in future. Here’s the letter they were sent.

ASO ushers


  • Martin Bernheimer says:

    Any chance you might reprint that letter in larger type? Thanks.

  • JJ says:

    Please print the letter in large font– it is unreadable! Thanks much

  • William Ford says:

    Its actually worse. They eliminated supervisors who were paid $20 a concert. They are hiring an outside firm at 2 to 3 times the pay and hiring an assistant house manager. Not sure what the point is other than to spend more money.